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The Rev. James Green, M.A., Dean of Pietermaritzburg, arrives in Dunedin by tonight's express. The ' Lyttelton Times' understands that the Rev, Mr Hoatson will not take an active part in football matters next season. Ho finds it takes up a great deal of time, if a man is to make himself of any use whatever ; not to mention the bother and worry that is attached to a prominent oflice. The Melbourne ' Argus,' writing on the labor strike, says:—" To explain the exact position of the companies, it is nec.essary to set forth tho capital which they have invested and the returns which they actually received last year. Tho ordinary stock of the East and West India Dock Company represents L2,:>8a,000 ; that of the London and St. Katharine's' Company 1,5,750,097 > that of the Millwall dock L 599.700. The total value of the ordinary stock is L 8.741.397. On this the distribution for one year was L75,55G, or less than 1 per cent. To these figures must he added the debentures and preferred stock, which amount in value in the case of the three companies to L 9.210.713. Tho grand fatal, therefore, of the capital which ha? been paid up in different ways is no less than L17,9p2,110. And on this amount thereturn for distribution is altogether L 347,070,, or less than 2 per cent., fae great part of which is swallowed up by the preferred shareß."

Sir Edward Boehm has executed for Queen Victoria a colossal bronze statue of John Brown, which has been erected in the grounds at Balmoral on a wooded bank near the garden cottage. " What's the matter, little hoy ?■" " That feller hit me." " Well, 1 wouldn't ory if I were you." " 'Course you wouldn't j cause you're big enough ter lick him."

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2, Issue 8010, 12 September 1889

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